We believe that pupils should master art and design through effective teaching of the key areas: making, generating ideas, formal elements, knowledge of artists and evaluation of their art. Children at Ham Dingle are taught art and design through a progression of skills, building on their previous learning and ensuring progress is made. We encourage our pupils to enjoy and explore the work of different artists and to appreciate the enrichment that visual art brings to life.
Our core art curriculum builds the knowledge and progressive skills for children to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. Throughout the key stages, children explore the work of different artists and genres before manipulating and creating their own pieces using key artistic skills.
At Ham Dingle, we develop artists by explicitly developing the knowledge, understanding and skills through our deepening concepts within each year group. These are:
- To master practical skills
- To design for purpose
- To make and create
- To evaluate effectiveness
Aims of the Art and Design Curriculum
The national curriculum for art and design aims to ensure that all pupils:
- produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences
- become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques
- evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design
- know about great artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms